Dr. Marc Secanell is a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta, Canada and the director of the Energy Systems Design Laboratory. His research interests are in the area of analysis and computational design of energy systems such as fuel cells, electrolyzers and flywheels. His current research projects include the fabrication of catalyst coated membranes for polymer electrolyte fuel cells and electrolyzers as well as the development of mathematical models for: a) multi-step electrochemical reactions, b) multi-component gas transport in porous media; and, c) multi-phase/reactive transport models for fuel cells. He is also actively working on the development of porous media characterization methodologies. He is the lead developer of the open-source fuel cell simulation toolbox OpenFCST, www.openfcst.org.